Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-coloured Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history.
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Port Name & Location Aruba Ports Authority Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone AST (Atlantic Standard Time) UTC/GMT -4 hours
Language The local language is Dutch. Say "thank you" in Dutch. "dankjewel"
Currency & Shopping Aruban Florin (AWG) Perfumes, liquor and souvenirs. View our Port Shopping Guide.
Best Way to Get Around Organised Shore Excursions for submarine, snorkel, beaches, sightseeing and more! Less than 5 minutes walking from ship dock to downtown. Golf cart rides, buses, bicycles, and taxis are available.
Famous For Oranjestad is home to some of Aruba's residents as well as many governmental buildings; Fort Zoutman & Historical Museum is the island's oldest building.
Fun Fact #1 Today, Aruba has 80 separate nationalities due to its turbulent past; you can still see the influence of each one.
Fun Fact #2 With quite a bit of culinary variety, you will find no less than 72 different eateries in this capital city.
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